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Phil Mickelson doesn’t have a number on his golf balls. Instead, he has something only Lefty could get away with.
Phil Mickelson has long reigned as golf’s king of flexing on his opponents, whether it be trash talking on the course, in the booth, or on Twitter.
And, it turns out, he’s even got his golf balls doing some of the work for him.
I noticed it earlier this week when, looking for a picture of Lefty, I came across an image of his golf ball. Something looked different, but I couldn’t figure out what, exactly. So I zoomed in, and there it was: Not a number on his Callaway Chrome Soft X golf ball. Instead, it was replaced by was Mickelson’s logo.
Are people still using numbers?
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It’s a pretty fantastic idea that few other golfers could pull off. Nevertheless, Golf Twitter drank it in. Here’s a smattering of some of the best responses …
Wish I was good enough for the logo
Best flex ever.
Can you imagine finding one of these in the woods?
Starter: “Gentlemen, identify your golf balls”
Player A: “I’ve got a Titleist 3, red dot”
Player B: “Titleist 2, green line”
Player C: “Taylormade 2, black dots”
Phil: “I’ve got a Callaway *me*”
His provisional is a silhouette of this pic.twitter.com/4hLLRXqwMN
I’m a little disappointed @PhilMickelson isn’t using the wanamaker trophy instead of a number #wannamaker
It must be nice to never need to hit a provisional with a different number on it! Can’t say that would work for my game 😂
I want one of those!
It’s good to be the king!
Luke Kerr-Dineen is the Director of Service Journalism at GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com. In his role he oversees the brand’s game improvement content spanning instruction, equipment, health and fitness, across all of GOLF’s multimedia platforms.
An alumni of the International Junior Golf Academy and the University of South Carolina–Beaufort golf team, where he helped them to No. 1 in the national NAIA rankings, Luke moved to New York in 2012 to pursue his Masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University and in 2017 was named News Media Alliance’s “Rising Star.” His work has also appeared in USA Today, Golf Digest, Newsweek and The Daily Beast.
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